October 28, 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. When it’s caught early, before it’s had the chance to spread, however, the five-year survival rate for patients is 99%.
October 11, 2021
Liver disease, which occurs in about 1 of every 10 Americans, can affect anyone at any age. October is Liver Health Awareness Month, meaning now is a good time to learn more about the range of liver diseases.
October 6, 2021
With October as National Eczema Awareness Month, now is a good time to give your skin a check-up and learn more about this common condition.
September 25, 2021
Climate change is not just a threat to the planet; it also directly affects the health of every person. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this shift in weather conditions intensifies some health issues while also creating new ones, and it can disproportionately impact…
September 16, 2021
In her more than a dozen years of experience at the George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), Executive Coordinator Gloria J. DeCosta has seen the physician practice go through immense growth. During the GW MFA’s expansion, DeCosta drew on her stores of flexibility and…
September 10, 2021
For patients diagnosed with skin cancer, particularly basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, one of the best treatment options can be Mohs surgery, a tissue-sparing, tumor-removal procedure. Vishal Patel, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the…
September 6, 2021
Veronica Plater, an administrative assistant at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, has borne witness to GW’s evolution since she joined the community in 1982.
August 31, 2021
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers, making Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, recognized every September, a good reminder for men to stay on top of their health.
August 30, 2021
Kenrick C. Samuel, PhD, lead technologist for the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Center for Sleep Disorders, supports patients in one of the greatest ways possible: he helps them sleep better.
August 25, 2021
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a timely reminder for women, particularly those age 60 and older, to take stock of their health. Ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), is the deadliest of all female reproductive cancers and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among…